Skin tags do not pose a threat to your health. However, if you want them removed, we provide comprehensive dermatologic and cosmetic services.
Have you noticed tiny, flesh-colored flaps of tissue protruding from your neck, arms, chest, groin, or another area of your body? Don’t worry, these are skin tags and are not dangerous. As many as 25% of people develop this skin condition.
While skin tags do not pose a threat to your health, you may feel self-conscious about the appearance or texture of your skin. As a result, you may wonder what you can do to get rid of them.
If you want to remove your skin tags, do not attempt to remove them yourself. Home remedies and treatments can cause bleeding and serious infections. At St. Louis Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, we provide comprehensive dermatologic and cosmetic services. We maintain the highest quality care in a warm and compassionate environment.
What are Skin Tags?
Skin tags are common tiny flaps of flesh-colored skin that protrude from the skin. They can be found almost anyplace on the body, but they tend to occur on the neck, underarms, groin, and eyelids. These little growths pose no health risk, but many people find them irritating and decide to remove them.
The exact cause of skin tags isn’t completely understood. However, they do occur more commonly in diabetic and obese individuals and people with a family history of skin tags. They affect men and women equally.
How are Skin Tags Treated?
Since skin tags are a benign skin condition, they are generally not removed unless an individual finds them irritating or displeasing. While some home remedies or treatments claim to remove them, the only way to safely and effectively remove skin tags is through surgery. A dermatologist will use a blade, liquid nitrogen, or electric cautery. A local anesthetic can be used if necessary.
Skin tags that are removed don’t typically grow back. However, you can still develop new ones on other parts of your body.
Choose St. Louis Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery
Our dermatologist can help you explore options to rejuvenate or refine your appearance to help you look and feel your best. We can help you improve your complexion, confidence and achieve younger and healthier-looking skin!
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